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Health & Benefits Associate Director (Southern California) - Remote


United States
Base Salary
115k-140k USD

Job Description

As a Health and Benefits Associate Director, you will be a leader on the client service team and will be responsible for fostering relationships cross the client organization. You will be responsible for managing a wide array of projects, leveraging your experience to make recommendations on plan design and management for the full array of health and benefits programs.

Please note, this role will be focused on California clients however can be based anywhere in the US, as a remote, work from home position, with travel to client sites.

The Role

You will have the opportunity to generate business by participating in new business activities and expanding existing client engagements. You will have the opportunity to position yourself to grow into a senior relationship management and/or leadership role by serving as the pivotal point of contact on all projects and working alongside industry experts on cutting edge solutions.

  • Lead the design/management of group medical, dental, wellbeing, disability and time off plans for clients. Responsibilities include:
  • Serving as lead project manager for clients; materially contributing to project plan creation and leading the team on delivery; ensuring progress against established objectives, budgets, timelines, deliverables and quality standards
  • Proactively advising clients and ensuring the delivery of superior client service
  • Facilitating specialist resources and subject matter experts in health management, absence and disability management, pharmacy, data analytics and compliance
  • Reviewing financial analyses including but not limited to developing pricing and employee contributions strategies, modelling plan design alternatives and calculating reserves
  • Supporting the generation of new business by participating in prospecting opportunities as part of a broader team
  • Building relationships internally and collaborating effectively on cross-functional teams
  • Leading the client team, assigning project roles/responsibilities, and ensuring accountability
  • Mentoring junior colleagues
  • Conducting review of client deliverable to ensure alignment to client objectives, leverage of optimal WTW services and solutions, and adherence to WTW professional excellence standards

The Requirements

  • 8+ years’ experience and demonstrated success in the design/management of increasingly complex health and welfare plans gained in a consulting or brokerage environment or similar experience in a consultative role gained at a carrier or vendor
  • Strong financial skills: prior experience in health and welfare product pricing, underwriting or valuation work preferred
  • Ability to expand relationships with current clients
  • Polished and well developed oral and written communication skills
  • Flexibility and proven ability to identify and resolve issues
  • Strong analytical, creative and integrative skills
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, particularly in Excel and PowerPoint
  • State Life and Health license required within 90 days of joining
  • CEBS designation, or health and welfare actuarial or underwriting training desired
  • Bachelor's degree strongly preferred; high school diploma required

Note that visa employment-based non-immigrant visa sponsorship and/or assistance is not offered for this specific job opportunity.

This position will remain posted for a minimum of three business days from the date posted or until a sufficient/appropriate candidate slate has been identified.

Compensation and Benefits
Base salary range and benefits information for this position are being included in accordance with requirements of various state/local pay transparency legislation. Please note that salaries may vary for different individuals in the same role based on several factors, including but not limited to location of the
role, individual competencies, education/professional certifications, qualifications/experience, performance in the role and potential for revenue generation (Producer roles only).

The base salary compensation range being offered for this role is $115,000-$140,000 USD per year. This role is also eligible for an annual short-term incentive bonus.

Company Benefits
WTW provides a competitive benefit package which includes the following (eligibility requirements apply):

Health and Welfare Benefits: Medical (including prescription coverage), Dental, Vision, Health Savings
Account, Commuter Account, Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts, Group
Accident, Group Critical Illness, Life Insurance, AD&D, Group Legal, Identify Theft Protection, Wellbeing
Program and Work/Life Resources (including Employee Assistance Program)

Leave Benefits: Paid Holidays, Annual Paid Time Off (includes paid state /local paid leave where
required), Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Other Leaves (e.g., Bereavement, FMLA, ADA,
Jury Duty, Military Leave, and Parental and Adoption Leave), Paid Time Off.

Retirement Benefits: Contributory Pension Plan and Savings Plan (401k). Certain senior level roles may
also be eligible for non-qualified Deferred Compensation and Deferred Savings Plans.

EOE, including disability/vets

Advice from our career coach

As a Health and Benefits Associate Director, you will play a key role in managing various projects and advising clients on health and benefits programs. To stand out as an applicant for this role, consider the following tips:

  • Highlight your experience in managing group medical, dental, wellbeing, disability, and time off plans for clients.
  • Showcase your ability to lead project teams, create project plans, and ensure delivery on objectives, timelines, and quality standards.
  • Emphasize your financial skills, particularly in health and welfare product pricing, underwriting, or valuation work.
  • Demonstrate your strong communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Consider obtaining a State Life and Health license within 90 days of joining, if you do not already have one.
  • Highlight any relevant certifications or training such as CEBS designation, or health and welfare actuarial or underwriting background.
  • Ensure your resume reflects your ability to work remotely and travel to client sites as needed.

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